• Esker, Nunavut, Tahera Diamond Corp. 2005
  • Geo-Archaeology, Debert Project, Nova Scotia, Micmac Confederacy 2007.
  • Mapping in NE Manitoba, U, CanAlaska 2007.
  • Oscar Pb-Zn Deposit, SW British Columbia, Dajiin Resources, 2007.
  • Sulphide boulder, central Newfoundland, Paragon Minerals Corp. 2008.
  • Gold discovery, Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia, Scratch Resources, 2009.
  • Till sampling, REE, Athabasca Basin, Sask, Great Western Mining Corp. 2010.
  • Till sampling, Diamonds, NWT, Aurora Geosciences, 2011.
  • Till sampling, gold, Nunavut, Prosperity Goldfields, 2012.


Zoran Madon: Exploration manager, Osisko Hammond Reef Gold, 2008-2013

“Dr. Ralph Stea consulted for Osisko Hammond Reef Gold (previously Brett Resources) on the Hammond Reef gold property in NW Ontario between 2009 and 2012. Initially, Dr. Stea produced an accurate surficial map of the property so we could design more cost effective soil and till sampling surveys. Subsequently, Dr. Stea conceived, planned and supervised a large till sampling survey across the entire property and was successful in delineating the existing orebody as well as several additional gold targets. Dr. Stea was instrumental in guiding the company through several phases of geochemical exploration using a variety of the latest geochemical sampling techniques. I particularly enjoyed his hands-on approach and enthusiasm in training and guiding our field staff on the proper sampling procedures for the various methods we employed. His passion as a mine finder was infectious to all who worked with him.”

John Jory: Exploration manager,Aurora Energy/Paladin Energy

“Ralph worked at the Michelin project with Aurora Energy for two weeks in August 2014. His recognition of glacial landforms integrated with overburden mapping and air photo interpretation greatly assisted in geology interpretation where outcrop exposure is only about 5%. Throughout his work with Aurora, Ralph was eager to share his extensive knowledge and he was always a pleasure to work with. ”

Rory Kutluoglu: Exploration manager,Kaminak Gold Corp.

“Dr. Stea's work on our Hemlo North Property gave additional insight to our Quaternary cover at a level of detail not previously available. With his prompt, detailed evaluation and recommendations for the property we are able to better focus our exploration dollars on the property. I look forward to working with him again in the future.“